Wolk Custody Battle, The Circleville Herald, 15 Jan 1955
\ j Judge Splits Children In Divorce Suit CLEVELAND (Zft—Judge Daniel H. Wasserman has separated a young boy and his little sister, giving giving the custody of each to a divorced divorced parent. The judge said he so ruled recently recently because of the desires of the children and the fact their mother reared them under the Roman Roman Catholic faith against the wishes of their Jewish father. While the mother wept in the courtroom, 10-year - old Suzanne Wolk was put in the custody of her father, physician Harry Wolk. The girl's brother, Harry Jr., 13, was left in the custody of his mother. The judge told the parents that “your children apparently talked this situation ovet before coming here. The boy is definitely set on staying with his mother, but the girl wants to go with her daddy.” Married in 1937, the couple was divorced in 1950 after a separation of more than a year. The mother, now Mrs. Ann Leak, won a $60,000 settlement and custody of the children. children. The mother said she had agreed to raise the children in the Jewish faith, but changed her mind because she had broken up with her husband.